Sesame Green Beans and Red Pepper

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

Cook time includes chill time

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add sesame seeds.
  3. Cook 1 to 2 minutes or until golden; shaking skillet often.
  4. Transfer to small bowl.
  5. Whisk in hot sauce, olive oil, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil and garlic; set aside.
  6. Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in large saucepan over high heat.
  7. Place green beans and salt in steamer basket; set into saucepan.
  8. Do not let water touch beans.
  9. Cover; steam 5 to 6 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender.
  10. Rinse with cold water; drain well.
  11. Combine beans and bell pepper in large bowl.
  12. Pour sesame dressing over vegetables; toss to coat evenly.
  13. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour.
  14. Toss just before serving.
  15. Serve on lettuce-lined plates, if desired.


Most Helpful

I loved the appearance and taste of this green bean recipe. I did reverse the proportion of pepper sauce to soy sauce, knowing I'm a chile wimp. Season it to your own taste and you'll like this.

sugarpea November 03, 2005

This is a beautiful dish and has a lovely combinations of flavors, but watch out for the kick! I wish I had read the review by Sharon123 before I made this recipe! My instinct was to reduce the pepper sauce, but I write code for a living so I followed the recipe to the letter. Next time, I will cut the pepper sauce by 2/3.

Marsha Mazz November 25, 2004

This had some good stuff in it, but I think 3 tbls. of cayenne is a bit much! I used 1 tsp.(Maybe I'm just a wimp!) It was good, I did add a little ketjap manis to sweeten it up a little. Thanks Recipenut!

Sharon123 April 12, 2004

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